Making their anticipated UK debut, MARSM UK is proud to present Sharmoofers, the Middle East’s urban ear-worm music pioneers and legendary pop icons from Egypt’s vibrant alternative music scene.   Founded in 2012 by Ahmed Bahaa and Moe El-3rkan, the band has become known for their Middle East power fusion of upbeat tempos, Arabic reggae-ska […]

[SOLD OUT] Shkoon / Rima Album Tour / London

MARSM UK & The Jazz Cafe are proud to announce all-conquering electronic trio Shkoon‘s biggest London show to date at The Jazz Cafe. Launching their anticipated new album ‘Rima – ريما’, the renowned Syrian/German electronic trio returns to London for a headline show. Combining Arabic scales and folklore with classical harmonic structures and electronica, their […]

Cairokee: ‘Ugly Ducklings’ UK Album Premier

Articulating the many elements of contemporary Egyptian society that drive their generation, Cairokee’s music balances rock and spacious electronica with hints of pop and chaabi. Their anthemic calls for freedom, self-reflection and societal changes are an innate reflection of their phenomenal song-writing abilities and fan base, and have placed them at the top of Egypt’s […]

Umm Kulthum & The Golden Era

Dubbed Egypt’s 4th Pyramid, Umm Kulthum is the woman whose musical legacy sculpted Arab history and engraved women’s voices into the consciousness of the Arab world. This powerful musical covers her most mesmerising works spanning from the 1920’s up to the 1970’s, culminating in her iconic performance at Paris’ L’Olympia. Making its highly anticipated worldwide […]

Dalston: Hishek Bishek 18 (Bass and Beats of the Middle East)

Paying homage to the Middle East’s popular music history, Hishek Bishek is a pulsing club night dedicated to the region’s vibrant sonic (sub)cultures. From chart-topping Iraqi & Lebanese dancefloor hits, Palestinian electronic dabke, the newest releases from Cairo’s underground and nostalgic synthed-out 90’s classics, Hishek Bishek has become a vibrant staple in London’s late-night club […]

WARA X Kallemi [Palestina-Latina Takeover]

War on Want, MARSM UK and Movimientos Present: Wara & Kallemi A dynamic double bill showcasing some of the most powerful Latin American and Palestinian acts on the scene. From piercing Cuban timba to unapologetic Arabic hip-hop, dembow and folklore, this electrifying lineup celebrates the revolutionary power of music from Latin America to the Middle […]

The Musical Journey of Kamilya Jubran

From her highly influential work with the Jerusalem music collective Sabreen in the 1980s to her recent collaborations and experimental-electronic projects, Kamilya’s music has been deeply intertwined with the evolution of the Palestinian cultural scene and a spearheading contribution to experimental music. Join for an evening with the renowned Palestinian vocalist and oud player Kamilya […]

Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler (’Wa’ – Album Release)

MARSM UK and Kings Place present: Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler (’Wa’ – Album Release) The scintillating oud/electronics duo return for the release of their third album ‘Wa’. Musician, composer and one of the most revered figures for today’s younger generation of experimental and alternative Arabic music scenes, Kamilya Jubran – كاميليا جبران (text, oud […]

Hello Psychaleppo

Hailing from one of the most musically rich cities in the Levant, Hello Psychaleppo is the brain child of Aleppian music producer and visual artist Samer Saem Eldahr. His groundbreaking first album “Gool Lʼah” released in 2013 pioneered the music genre of Electro-Tarab which VICE Magazine describes as “a pastiche of twitchy electronic sounds and […]

47Soul Album Launch

The Palestinian powerhouse returns to the capital to launch their anticipated new album. Enthralling and electrifying, 47soul السبعة و أربعين’s iconic ‘Shamstep’ style is a potent combination of electronic hip-hop and traditional Palestinian street music. Formed in Jordan in 2013, their signature sound/their high-energy music incorporates regional bass-heavy dance beats, analogue synthesisers and hypnotic hooks. […]